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People With Insomnia
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DeLene Beeland

Can Light Therapy Help People with Insomnia?

Bright light therapy, or just light therapy, can help some people change when they sleep. It can be useful for people who have an irregular sleep-wake cycle. This cycle is also called the circadian rhythm. Light

Poor Sleep and IBD Are They Linked
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DeLene Beeland

Poor Sleep and IBD: Are They Linked?

You are not imagining things. That poor night’s sleep may have made your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) worse. Poor sleep can increase the risk of IBD relapses and flares. And IBD may also disturb your shut-eye.

Myasthenic and Cholinergic Crises What You Need to Know
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DeLene Beeland

Myasthenic and Cholinergic Crises: What You Need to Know

If you or your loved one is living with myasthenia gravis (MG), you may have questions about complications. One serious complication that can develop is called a myasthenic crisis. Another less-common complication that may feel similar

Does Breastfeeding Lower the Risk of Ovarian Cancer
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DeLene Beeland

Does Breastfeeding Lower the Risk of Ovarian Cancer?

We often focus on how breastfeeding helps the baby, but what about the moms? Many women report that breastfeeding their babies makes them feel less stressed and anxious. Breastfeeding also benefits a mom’s heart by lowering

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DeLene Beeland

Dengue’s Dance: Host Immunity Drives Viral Evolution

New research by a team of University of Florida investigators, and others, provides evidence that host immunity drives evolution of the dengue virus. The work, published Nov. 18 in Science, retrospectively analyzes two decades of dengue

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DeLene Beeland

Second Instance Of Canine Coronavirus Found In A Person

A University of Florida research team is helping to build the case that coronaviruses move between animals and people at a more frequent rate than previously understood. Earlier this year, the team reported the first known

1.3b People Could Be Exposed To Zika Virus By Mid century
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DeLene Beeland

1.3B People Could Be Exposed To Zika Virus By Mid-century

Even before the 2015 Zika pandemic subsided, researchers recognized the links between a warming world and arboviruses shifting their ranges into new areas where human populations are susceptible to infection. UF medical geographer and EPI faculty

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DeLene Beeland

Covid-19 Household Transmission Patterns

our University of Florida researchers led a recent meta-analysis to uncover trends in household transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Their study published in mid-December in JAMA Network Open. First author Zachary Madewell is

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DeLene Beeland

Taking Ebola’s Measure

War and disease have intertwined across history to the point that untangling the affects one has upon the other may appear incalculable. But UF Emerging Pathogens Institute researcher Burton Singer’s latest project does just this: it